The GOTHIC departed London on 27 November, 1895and arrived in Wellington on 12 January, 1896, via Plymouth, Teneriffe, Capetown and Hobart, with Captain William H Kidley in command.
Transcribed from the Evening Post, Monday, 13 January 1896, Page 2.
GOTHIC, FROM LONDON.
The white Star liner Gothic left Plymouth on I 80th November at 5 pm, and arrived at Teneriffe at 6.14 am on sth December; left at noon the same day, crossed the Equator on the 12th in longitude 9deg 46min W., and fell in with the S.E. trades in latitude Bdeg N., arriving at Capetown at 5.40 pm on the 19th; left at 2.42 pm next day, and experienced light N.E. winds and foggy weather for the first five days after leaving: crossed the meridian of Cape Lieuwin on the 3rd January, and arrived at Hobart at 5 am on the Bth; left at noon same day, and had moderate N. winds and fine weather the first day out, thence strong N.W. winds and hazy weather; at 2 am yesterday Farewell Spit light was abeam, and at 10.20 am dropped anchor in Wellington. After the usual health inspection the vessel was berthed at the Queen's Wharf. Her cargo consists of 2500 tons, of which 1800 tons are for Wellington, She sails for Lyttelton on Saturday, returning to Wellington, and leaving here finally for London on 6th February. Messrs W. and G. Turnbull and Co are the local agents. The passenger list is:—
Saloon for Wellington—
Brownlee (2), Holmwood, Stafford, Davy, Taylor, Duckworth, Harper, Ritchie, Head, Lady Carbery
Stafford, Collins and infant. Wells, Anderson, Leicester, Porter, Denton, Strong, Simeon, Lord Carbery. Dr Collins, Rev. Porter
McGusty, Wells, Stafford, Davy, Noble, Winch, Martin (2), Paynter, Lord, Williams, Druce,Lambie, Pearce, Ashworth, McLaren, Goodfellow, Deer, Barnsley, Denton, Galloway, Strang, Simeon, East
Morrison and 2 children, Smith
Messrs Miller, Fryer, Taylor, Keobane, Webb, Barber, Jones, Davis, Walker, Stewart, Valentine, Moir, Boyer, Morris.
Saloon for other ports—
Linton, King, Lee, Menzies, Stogdon, Russell, Roberts, Carter, Warman,
Ingram, Lee, Shepphard,Fyfe-Jameson, Russell, Roberts, Duckworth, Hansard, Dr Gabites,
Linton, Williams, McJannett, Webster, Janet, Scott, Shepphard, Brewis, Lee, McCullook, Cunningham, Harrison, Hildesham, Koens, Skelton, Russell, Roberts, Fyfe-Jameson, Baker, Spaul, Warman, Arbuckle
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